Scary Golfer Optical Illusion

I’ve modified the original caption used with this image to be more appropriate for our audience. The original said something like: “When you see it, you will SH*T bricks“. If you are well introduced in Internet subculture, you will quickly recognize the previous line is heavily used within those motivational posters (link). This is where I found this optical illusion in the first place. Anyhow, something terrifying is well hidden inside this photo below. Can you see it? BTW, I believe this was photoshopped – but still makes a nice post!

When you see it, you will be terrified!
When you see it, you will be terrified!

396 Replies to “Scary Golfer Optical Illusion”

  1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH … the splashy thing is a monster .. top part its head .. and bottom bit legs … ITS GOT ARMS !!! AHHHHH

  2. That would be a werewolf in the splash of water. Great illusion, even though I spotted it in like ten seconds.

  3. It definitely looks like some sort of water demon is about to cause that golfer to lose a stroke… or have a stroke.

  4. it’s a monster! Run! The top where the end of his club should be is where the teeth, mouth, and eyes are, and the bottom where the water space is is the space between his legs.

  5. “When you see it, you will be terrified!”

    Well I wouldn’t go that far xD

    It is cool though, think about the sport he is doing

  6. I stared at it for about 5 minutes, walked away, and when I came back, I finally saw it. That’s a good one.

  7. I think it’s a kind of werewolf. The 2 pointed ears are at the top of the picture from the water splach and the circle in the middle is the outline of the legs..I think,..

  8. At first i didnt see anything but if u look at the splash at the top you can see a wofl figure with teeth and the two eyes and mouth with the ears.

  9. lol a werewolf kinda thing xD
    I see his ears, eyes the rest of the body and he’s like growling in a werid way xD
    lol this can’t be more than a photoshopped picture =P
    Still funny tho =)

  10. i think there are 2 scary things to see (SPOILER?)

    1) after hitting the water you still can see a ball where a ball should be after hitting it (you know what i mean?? ^^)

    2) in the upper part of the splash you can see a dog-like beast with eyes, an open mouth, ears and body

    good illusion, mate!
    greetings from germany ;)

  11. lol you changed the caption to be more suitable for the audience yet you named the old caption in your post anyway…

    theres some kind of monster in the mud splash

  12. That’s what I thought at first. There’s a humanoid/skull shape in the top portion of the splash. However, Once you read the rollover text, you will know what it is.

  13. The splash looks almost like a demon/werewolf-type monster … scary
    (two legs spread out near base of splash; arms on either side a bit higher up; face with gaping jaw topmost)

  14. Yeah, good.

    One small hint, Vurdlak. The tags can give the illusion away (and it’s spelled “werewolf”).

  15. it is the splash, but its not humanoid.

    vurdlak you should make it so if you go to the gallery, it doesnt have the name of the image, gave it away for me lol.

  16. I see a kind of monster with what looks like a dog’s head, kinda bow-legged.

    The mouth is wide open, bottom jaw about by the end of the golf club. Little beady eyes above the top jaw / snout, and little pointy ears right up by the top of the picture.

  17. I was going to say demon/werewolf, forgot. then i read the tags; golf, illusion, scary, werewolf. So it IS a werewolf

  18. Um…
    If you want to surprise us, you should check what pops up when you hold your cursor over the picture for a few seconds. In this case, it’s a dead giveaway.

  19. HOLY CRAP. At first, all I saw was the strange human face thing. However, upon further inspection, I saw what I was supposed to find. Now i AM sh8tting bricks!


    There is a wolf in the top part of the splash. It’s bearing its fangs.

  20. I think its some kind of monster. you can see the head, arms, and i think it’s legs are around the big circle at the bottom. about the size of the person next to it. it is kinda creepy…

  21. Woah!!! I see it!!! Itz like a bear or a wolf or sumthing!!! At the top it looks like a wolf’s head and its mouth opening about eat the guy!!! at the bottom u can see itz legs!

  22. The splash looks like a wolf…I didn’t notice til I put my cursor on the picture by should fix that..

  23. If you guys really look at the black-strange thing the golfer guy is shooting at, it looks like a fox! Hmmph, a standing fox, , mouth open, have 2 ears, looking angry at the golfer, rofl. Oh yeah, it’s legs are just beside the golfer’s left leg

  24. Green Goblin!!
    First i see in the splash a sort of an iris, it look like an entire eye.
    But suddenly i see on the right hand side in the water a face of a green goblin, a small face looking at me just below the suface.

  25. Looks like a wolfman to me. And yeah, the face seems to well defined to be genuine, so some sort of photoshopping must have been done. Still pretty cool though.

  26. The splash is like a big monster thing. The bottom part shows it’s legs (that’s where it is clearly photoshoped – a circular area was removed from the splash to show the legs). The sides are the arms, and you can even kinda see a face. BTW does any1 remember those little troll things with the big hair? I sware I see 1 that looks like stewie from family guy in the monsters left leg.

  27. The splash look like a werewolf r something. Pretty freaky, but as the description says it might be photoshopped…

  28. i think it’s that the splash is supposed to be like a werewolf… if you hover your mouse over the pic it says “wolf optical illusion”… that’s my guess. (not very ‘scary’ though in my opinion..)

  29. Its a wolf!!!
    Nice Illusion
    Its not terrifying but as a golfer myself
    I dont think ill ever take swings in the water
    Probably photoshopped

  30. i see it! The top of the splash looks like a fox-type head. Then the gap at the bottom separates its legs and then if you see these, the rest of it’s body takes shape and you’ll see it

  31. Well, I’m sure it is supposed to be something like Jaws but it sure alludes me. Didn’t you use to give us a link that would show us what it is? I’d really like to see it, but somebody needs to point it out for me please.

  32. A dog or something, you can see his legs and his head. The white spots at the top of the splash are his eyes.

  33. where he hit the ball, the legs are either side.the end of the golf club is his mouth, and just above are his eyes

  34. ya…..umm
    i don’t get it at all
    is it just some freakish wolf thing
    i really don’t get it
    can someone articulate for me?

  35. I don’t see any illusion just an angry water sprite (guess it’s tired of being pelted by golf balls) :)

  36. O_O I didn’t see it until now… For 24 hours I was thinking it was just a splash but with my friend, he saw it and said “OMGehehwoah!”


    It’s a human-looking wolf figure. The ears are the two sharp things at the top of the splash, and the eyes are very defined. It looks like it’s walking out of the water and its arms form an upside down U.

  37. Cool pic I’m not terrified but I see the legs arms and what looks to be a head of some kind of wolf-looking creatureat the top. I see eys ears and an open mouth. All coming out of the water toward the golfer. cool pic like the postings. keeo it up.

  38. See the wolf-man thingy, but anyone else noticed that at the bottom there looks like there’s a tee and golfball set up in the water?

    Nice pic tho

  39. It’s a freaky wolf type creature. Head and ears at the top of the splash, rearing up on its hind legs which go down the side of the splash. Photoshopped or not that’s a cool and eerie illusion. Thanks for this one.

  40. DAYEM!! I got it!!Its a bear or some similar horifying animal like wear-wolf looking back at the man.Thank me people if you saw it, coz this wasn’t easy!!

  41. The water and mud splash takes on the form of a Wolfman-like being.

    Try squinting just bit and look for the lower jaw of the open, fang filled mouth and head near the clubhead.

    Not all that terrifying.

  42. I see it now! It’s a type of wolf-person! The two large parts on the bottom are the legs, and the ears are at the very top….about the same size as the golfer. NICE!

  43. The splash looks like some monster like a warewolf. Can see the eyes above the stick and the teeth of it. The hands on either side and the legs – standing warewolf.

  44. hm… i really don’t know were to find something therrifying.
    But the man shoots the ball in the wrong direction I think! I mean… it will fall in the water again, don’t it?

  45. it took me a while but i see it. not that scary. is it meant to look like its walking towards him or was that just me.

  46. or it could be some sort of snake… where he hit the ball is the snakes mouth, and theh snake is heading towards the ground

  47. oh no, I think I was totally mistaken!!!
    XD I thought it was a golf-player, who hits the ball out of the water!! *lol*
    oh my good… so stupid!
    so I guess he holds a fishing rod.
    But I stil can’t see something terrifying

  48. I think it’s some kind of creature….you can see it’s body shape, catlike ears, big eyes, and jaw open wide…like it’s screaming….

  49. Spooky….Dooby….Doooo….
    Face of a Dog on the Top part of the screen…
    Water and Mud look like hands and feet…..

  50. Thats not really scarry… you should of made a box that showed the thing cause I still cant c how its a werewolf. All i c is the face.

  51. I guess it is neat, but if we can say that this is an “illusion” then why not all these long cat shop jobs? why not anything photoshopped, hell all these big effects in movies are now illusions.

    You can make anything in photoshop and just because I can make it in a computor does not mean it’s an illusion.

  52. Anonymous, the JPEGsnoop software you link to is absolutely useless in this context. If an image is converted from any format to any other (as from RAW to JPEG), then it will report that the image is “processed”. If an JPEG image is loaded to a website and is resized, optimized for filesize, or cropped in the attempt, it is likewise “processed”. And it only works on JPEG software, which means that any image whatsoever that began as a different format is read as “processed”.

    The ONLY time it works is when your camera produces a JPEG image, and this software is run against that exact file as it came directly from the camera.

    IOW, this software can report that a JPEG-formatted picture is an unretouched original, but it CANNOT say with 100% accuracy whether a processed image was actually “photoshopped” in the sense of being faked.

    For instance, 100% of my family photos are reported as having been processed, although none of them are fake, and some of them I personally know to be “as-is” from the camera.

    Personally, I think the “it’s photoshopped” argument is used far too frequently and without having exerted a little brainpower to show other possible causes, and JPEGsnoop doesn’t actually “prove” anything. Frankly, the image above doesn’t look any more like a werewolf than a passing cloud looks like a bunny rabbit… and you don’t see people shouting down God for “photoshopping” the clouds. More likely, it’s just the human brain looking for patterns in randomness.

  53. ha! i couldnt see what the illusion was, i looked away then the second i looked back i saw it! the water is in the form of a person/warewolf faced creature thing :) excellent

  54. no, AishaLove this is not an optical illusion BECAUSE it was photoshopped, it is an optical illusion because hidden in the image is another image that becomes obvious when spotted. its not so hard to understand…

  55. Awesome illusion!
    You can see the ‘werewolf’ walking out of the water, the same size of the golfer. Its head at top has white eyes & teeth. Its arms is down like its waling. and its legs is around the circle splash.
    Once you see it…

  56. it looks like a dog to me not a fox or a werewolf but to tell u da truth i thought it wuz a giant fish u kno wit da big mouth all wide open

  57. This is why should never try to hit out of the water and just take the drop and 1-stroke penalty instead.

  58. sweeeet! i FINALLY found it after like 10 minutes. Thanks to Knix. The man’s golf club is against the “creatures” neck. The “creature” is standing up on two legs and i guess is ‘walking’ out of the water. (:

  59. i can see 2 images the 1st one i saw was the face of a devil but upside down and the 2nd was the dog or werewolf right side up,kinda twisted but it didnt make me s**t myself,lol

  60. .. I see the Shoop Da Whoop face in the water. Like, if you look closely at where the ‘eyes’ are, and the way the mouth is opened. It looks like the thing that was made internet famous thanks to 4chan. : )

  61. LOL, nice one!

    nice illusion, i don’t see the point in complaining it’s photoshopped. It’s still great!

    props for yor site, keep up the good work.

    greetings from italy.


    1. It’s some kind of monster, you can see the faace at the top of the water splash and the rest of the body is beneath it

  62. @AishaLove

    Seriously go and look up the real deffinition of illusion please. If you were to make an “illusion” in photoshop then it wouldnt really be an illusion, all of the resulting effects/appearances would be intentional therefore it is what it was meant to be.

    1. if u don’t see the werewolf I’ll give u a hint it looks like a werewolf in some fog

  63. AishaLove and anon, here is the definition:

    illusion- noun. a deceptive appearance or impression;

    a thing that is or is likely to be perceived or interpreted by the senses.

    In other words, if it’s photoshopped, it’s an illusion.
    If it’s not photoshopped, it’s also an illusion.

    I see water splashing which becomes a wolflike figure standing in the water. Thus the image is deceptive whether it was intetional or not.

  64. UMM IS NO ONE ELSE SEEING THE MAN WALKING TO THE GOLFER?! You can clearly see the shape of a body with the legs spread and arms swinging! HAHAH WOW SCARY!

  65. Werewolve aren’t scary. What’s scary is so stupid that he is hitting his ball farther into the water on purpouse. I hope he’s not driving

  66. I wasn’t really terrified…. more confused
    the first time I looked at this I didn’t see it, then the next time, it was obvious. The werewolf looks a little sad to me actually…

    1. It’s in the mud that the golfer has splattered. If you look to the top of the mud, you will see two triangular shapes in the mud, then below that, two circles. That is the ears and eyes. After that, you should be able to see a werewolf. Also, the bottom mud is the legs of the werewolf, walking out of the water. It’s not really scary, so don’t be frightened.

  67. What I can’t see is what it is supposed to look like if you DON’T see the wolf.

    I am unable NOT to see it

  68. Where’s the werewolf, I see Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle! jk but still I think the “werewolf” looks more like a cure german shepherd :D

  69. yeah I saw the warewolf, but more interesting, I think the man is wearing one white and one black sock LOL (although it might be a shadow too)

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